Welcome to Drink Holidays
Welcome to Drink Holidays.
Never miss a reason to celebrate! Did you know there are numerous drinking "holidays" throughout the year? Learn more about how these boozy holidays came to be, and let's face it, they're a fun excuse to get together, celebrate, and of course drink.
September Drink Holidays
Let’s be clear: any drink holiday is a great excuse to celebrate. But National Rum Punch Day, which is celebrated on September 20 each year, always seems to invite a little extra razzle and dazzle. After all, this holiday recognizes an entire category of festive drinks that beg to be scaled up and shared with a crowd.
Part international Negroni festival, part fundraiser, Negroni Week is a week long celebration of one of the world’s iconic cocktails—the Negroni—that happens every year.
October Drink Holidays
The celebration of World Sake Day—or Nihonshu no Hi—is celebrated annually on October 1. World Sake Day coincides with the beginning of Japan’s sake—or rice wine— brewing season. At the conclusion of the rice harvest each fall, sake producers across the country begin their brewing process in preparation for winter—when sake undergoes fermentation.
National Vodka Day occurs annually on October 4, and is a celebration of the most popular distilled spirit in the United States—a title vodka has held since replacing bourbon in the 1970s as America’s most frequently purchased liquor.
Liqueurs. Cordials. Schnapps. Whatever you call them in your part of the country, celebrate them each year on October 16 for National Liqueur Day.
November Drink Holidays
Ah happy hour. The best hour of the day. Celebrate the time-honored tradition of the after-work drink on National Happy Hour Day, which takes place each year on November 12.
National Harvey Wallbanger Day, celebrated annually on November 8, pays homage to the man… the myth… the cocktail… Harvey Wallbanger.
December Drink Holidays
On December 5, 1933, America’s “great experiment” ended. The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was signed into law, putting an end to 13 years of Prohibition. Thus, each year on December 5, we celebrate National Repeal Day.
Whether you love it or hate it, few beverages evoke the holiday season like Eggnog—which is why we celebrate National Eggnog Day on December 24, the day before Christmas.
While not an “official” drink holiday, New Year’s Eve may very well be the biggest drinking day in the entire year, and celebrated worldwide. It is a day to celebrate the beginning of a new year, and there is often a big countdown leading to the stroke of midnight.
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